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PICTURE THIS scenario: an auditorium filled with people wearing plastic ponchos while they are getting pelted with flying fruit. And they're loving every minute of it.

The North County High School Parents Boosters Club invites you to be part of this scene when comedian Ron Gallagher performs at 8 p.m. Saturday in the North County High School auditorium, 10 E. First Avenue, Ferndale.

Gallagher and his brother, who uses only Gallagher as his stage name, are famous for their smash-a-fruit-or-vegetable-with- a-sledgehammer routine, and they have performed on television and at comedy clubs nationwide.

Tickets are $25 for those who want to be in the "wet zone" and $20 to sit farther back in the "dry zone." Refreshments -- plus disposable cameras and protective ponchos -- will be sold.

Proceeds will benefit the high school's scholarship fund.

Information: Suzanne Jones at 410-761-1948.

World Day of Prayer

The women of St. John Lutheran Church, 300 W. Maple Road, are sponsoring this year's World Day of Prayer. The community is invited to attend the ecumenical service and meal Friday.

The prayer service, "God's Tender Touch," starts at 11 a.m. in the sanctuary. A potluck luncheon will follow in Fellowship Hall. Participants are asked to bring a dish. Donations of nonperishable food will be collected and distributed to the hungry through North County Emergency Outreach Network.

Information: 410-859-0020.

Browse and Buy Shoppe

The Ann Arrundell County Historical Society's Browse and Buy Shoppe at the Benson-Hammond House on Aviation Boulevard is reopening for spring this week. The hours of operation will be 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays.

Glassware, jewelry, ornaments and other collectibles will be available. You might see a mixing bowl like the one your mother used, a brooch similar to one worn by an aunt or a pair of spectacles like the ones your father wore.

The society's other Browse and Buy Shoppe is at Jones Station Road in Severna Park and features similar collections. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.

Information: Mary Calvert at 410-255-2729.

AARP to meet

Clyde King will talk about safety tips for the home as speaker at the American Association of Retired Persons Linthicum Chapter 2244 meeting Thursday at St. John Lutheran Church, 300 W. Maple Road. King is president of the Patapsco Valley AARP Chapter 3850. A social hour at noon will be followed by the meeting and program.

Members are reminded that Thursday is the last day to pay club dues and they should bring national and chapter cards.

Information: Mary Foster at 410-850-4630 or Adeline Bradshaw at 410-859-3252.

Basket bingo

Longaberger basket bingo will be held Saturday at St. Philip Neri School Hall, 6401 S. Orchard Road. Doors open at 6: 30 p.m. with games from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Proceeds will benefit the building fund.

Tickets can be purchased from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday at the school office or from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily at the rectory.

Information: 410-859-1212.

Celebration of dance

The Chesapeake Center for the Creative Arts is holding a second fund-raiser in its Celebration Series. The Celebration of Dance will be held from 7: 30 p.m. to 9: 30 p.m. Saturday in the Glen Burnie High School auditorium, 7550 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd. Tickets are $5.

The Chesapeake Center for the Creative Arts will move to the old Brooklyn Park High School when renovations are completed.

Information: 410-636-3269.

Pub Date: 2/28/99

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